Saturday, 31 January 2009

Nice jug

Firstly; don't go getting all excited; this book is my newest baby and isn't a giveaway-sorry! What a corker she is though, packed full of Caprara-ness. As the title suggests this book is all about colour and colour is what my crafting is all about. I strongly recommend it for anyone who wants some starting points and direction and who maybe wants to fall in love all over again with good ole-fashioned stitching.
Yesterday was of comic sketch standard 'round here as we had a new sofa delivered by one guy. He'd agreed to collect the old one too, which Simon only mentioned on his way out the door had come through the front window...yes and it came through the top sash which opens slightly wider. I have no idea how Simon thought I was going to manage to lift a sofa through the top art of the window, especially as the old sofa was a four seater and the new one a sturdy leather three seater....especially with the help of an inquisitive two year old. Anyway with the help of a willing Friend who kept Anna out the way with chocolate biscuits and the delivery mans wife who had just come along for the ride we managed it. The jug was my reward- I have been admiring it in the charity shop window for weeks and as they had a half-price sale on china it's finally mine all mine.
Finally the brooch is my nod toward valentines day and will be going on Folksy in just a mo. I love it's silliness and bright colours. I'm also working on an order of brooches for Tamarisk in their summer colours, all pale cotton and chintz, really nice.

9 comments:

Kitty said...

My daughter was recently watching 'Friends'. The episode in which Ross tries to get that big cream sofa up the stairs to his apartment. In the end they snap it, and he tries to return it to the shop in it's snapped state. At least you didn't snap yours! Glad you got it in place safe and sound in the end. x

Daisie said...

Are you going to sit on your new sofa now and stroke your jug!?
xxx

wonderwoman said...

what a lovely jug - and judging by the sofa episode entirely well deserved! I too was thinking of the Ross sofa!!!

xxx

Raspberry Cupcake said...

That brooch is gorgeous!!!!!

Im glad you got the sofa sorted in the end lol!

Griffin said...

Er, you might have to put a warning with that brooch because my first instinct was, 'Ooh that looks tasty, especially with the icing!' and I'm not five.

Ok, even if I do behave like it most of the time!! That jug looks like it may well have some value to it. It looks to me like a fifties design and some of those can actually be valuable. Suggest taking it to nearest auction house and asking about it. Also don't leave it near inquisitive two year old!!

You're right tho' you do have a nice jug.

Sharon said...

Mmm, nice jug, missus!

karen said...

gosh, it's ages since I visited and there has been so much going on. The books look great, especially the felt one and that jug....gorgeous.

Jackie said...

You;re a better person than me. I've boasted about the new sofa dn posted about the new sofa..and can't throw away the old one!

Erin said...

I like that on!